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With Lockout On, Scalabrine Likely Headed to Europe

Brian Scalabrine in the Euroleague? Not bad. Good for him and his family. Hopefully he’s back after the year on a coaching staff somewhere, getting his feet wet. He deserves it. Now that the NBA will lockout its players beginning at 11:01 p.m. Chicago time Thursday night, Scalabrine’s plans will be set in motion quickly. “For... Read more »

Crossover Porn: Lego Jordan Breaking Lego Byron's Ankles... Yeah, Really (Video)

Crossover Porn: Lego Jordan Breaking Lego Byron's Ankles... Yeah, Really (Video)
Ever want to see great NBA Finals moments performed by Legos? Tauntr.com did it. And the #1 moment — at the 1:43 mark of the video — is Michael Jordan‘s crossover-stepback jumper in the 1998 Finals against the Jazz, where he added Byron Russell to his “Gonna Make You Look LOL Silly” list. Also, “Legoized”... Read more »

Dwight Howard Wants to be The Man on a Championship Team... in Orlando

Dwight Howard Wants to be The Man on a Championship Team... in Orlando
Though the Bulls biggest needs have nothing to do with bigs, it’s that depth down low that is also potential trade bait to acquire the most irreplaceable, game-changing center in the NBA, Dwight Howard. But Howard wants to stay in Orlando, he says. So, for now, we dream: Howard will be a free agent after... Read more »
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Bulls Choked in Game 5, But the Heat Hit Some Damn Crazy Shots (Video)

Bulls Choked in Game 5, But the Heat Hit Some Damn Crazy Shots (Video)
If you’re as masochistic as I am, this is how insane the Heat fulfilled their 1% chance of coming back to win Game 5 and clinch the Eastern Conference Finals against the Bulls: Their D was stupid-good, but so was the Bulls’. The Heat hit shots as nutso as the notion of them coming back... Read more »

ESPN 'Firmly' Stands Behind D-Rose Statement That PED Use in the NBA is 'Huge'

ESPN 'Firmly' Stands Behind D-Rose Statement That PED Use in the NBA is 'Huge'
ESPN: The Magazine “stands ‘firmly’ behind its representation” of Derrick Rose‘s reported response to a question on the usage of illegal performance-enhancing drugs in the NBA, Ken Berger reported Monday (CBSSports.com). The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Gary Belsky, said in a statement to CBS that a “contributing reporter” conducted the interview and collected the statements from Rose that... Read more »

Schuhmann: Brewer's Shutting Down D-Wade in the ECF

Schuhmann: Brewer's Shutting Down D-Wade in the ECF
Dwyane Wade’s numbers are considerably worse with Ronnie Brewer on the floor through Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals, John Schuhmann found (NBA.com): In the series, Wade is shooting just 5-for-15 (33 percent) from the field, including 0-for-7 from midrange with Brewer on the floor. He’s shooting 16-for-35 (46 percent) with Brewer on the... Read more »
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UPDATE: D-Rose Denies Statement That Performance-Enhancing Drugs are 'Huge' in the NBA

UPDATE: D-Rose Denies Statement That Performance-Enhancing Drugs are 'Huge' in the NBA
Derrick Rose just dropped a bombshell to ESPN The Magzine on, what he refers to as, a rampant use of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in the NBA (International Business Times; h/t: Jared Wade). Rose was asked the following question by ESPN the Magazine, “If 1 equals ‘What are PEDs (Performance Enhancing Drugs)’? and 10 equals ‘Everybody’s... Read more »

Want a Glimpse of Derrick Rose in a Heat Jersey? (IMG)

Want a Glimpse of Derrick Rose in a Heat Jersey? (IMG)
ESPN thought it would be cute to extend the sad, played-out storyline that the Heat had the best chance to land the top pick in the 2008 NBA Draft Lottery, that the Bulls won the lottery and selected Derrick Rose with it, that the Heat had the second pick, and that Chicagoans Rose and Dwyane... Read more »

Bulls Should Use Bogans' Range to Punish Wade for Over-Aggressive Defense

Bulls Should Use Bogans' Range to Punish Wade for Over-Aggressive Defense
In 31:53 of combined play in Games 1 and 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Heat, Keith Bogans has taken seven 3-point attempts. He’s only hit two, but Dwyane Wade‘s over-aggressive attempts at blocks and steals, as noted well by Kevin Arnovitz (Heat Index). This play leaves Bogans with good looks and the... Read more »
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The Bulls Defense Functions as a Gang and Only Works at High Energy

The Bulls Defense Functions as a Gang and Only Works at High Energy
The Bulls defense was at the top of the NBA this season under rookie head coach Tom Thibodeau, Lee Jenkins highlights in a feature on the defensive guru (Sports Illustrated). “The Bulls led the NBA in defensive efficiency [97.4], rebounding differential [5.62], opponents’ field goal percentage [43%], opponents’ three-point percentage [32.6%] and, according to hoopdata.com,... Read more »